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1969 Boston Whaler Menemsha for sale, Atlanta, GA
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posted 07-31-2011 08:53 PM ET (US)
For sale: 1969 Boston Whaler Menemsha in excellent condition, all original interior, custom built tandem axle trailer, and 2008 Saltwater Series 90hp E TEC with less than 200 hours, still under warranty.
I am the second owner of this Whaler. I have owned the boat for 3 years, the first year and a half was spent restoring this Menemsha. This is the second season on my E TEC. The only reason I am considering selling her is that a classic center console Boston Whaler would better suit my needs for lake Lanier fishing, and my wife won't let me have two boats!
The work completed on the Menemsha includes:
Exterior of the hull was professionally faired, primed and painted.
All interior teak sanded, sealed and received 7 coats of varnish.
Original red Ritchie Explorer compass and mount.
Low hour (less than 200) 90 horsepower Saltwater Series E TEC.
Two I-command gauges, installed, NMEA backbone, fuel flow meter, GPS puck,and 527c Lowrance all interconnected.
Marine head was removed (I still have the original, with all parts) and a deep-cell battery (isolated) put in it's place with an independent 12 volt positive and negative terminal posts on starboard stern side.
The original helm chair/fish locker has been modified to hold an 18 gallon fuel tank underneath, along with two cranking batteries.
3 bank Minn Kota charger located inside the helm seat storage.
Original steering wheel replaced with stainless steel BW Destroyer wheel.
This is an excellent example of a rare Menemsha model (just over 200 produced) that needs absolutely nothing and is ready to turn the key and go. The 90 horsepower E TEC motor starts on the first turn of the key, every time. It is an ideal boat for inshore cruising and trolling. I have taken it to Panama City, and done well trolling for King and Spanish Mackerel. It is a very dry boat, and handles a chop better than the "normal" 16 foot Whaler due to the extra bow weight. The higher side rails and cockpit provide an added sense of security in rough conditions.
Original extras include the original Mills canvas bimini and frame, although after 40 years, it could use replacing (saved the original for a pattern).
Original head, steering wheel, Red Ritchie compass, depth finder (paper graph!) all have been removed and saved. I even have some of the original paperwork and hand typed bill from Mills canvas as well as the original 1969 Whaler catalog.
This boat gets looks and compliments everywhere it goes and is truly a very unique classic Whaler. There are numerous pics and links to more pics on my personal page at: http://www.whalercentral.com/infusions/personal_page/view_personal_page. php?user_id=8441
This Menemsha is located just outside Atlanta, GA.
posted 08-03-2011 06:46 PM ET (US)
Kevin! first Matt now you! Times they are a-changing! Does Joe have room for all of us? Somebody get a pontoon!
Your Menemsha is turn-key and rigged like a dream, good luck with the sale and congrats to the next owner. It will take some effort to get your next one set up that sweet.
posted 08-04-2011 09:06 AM ET (US)
Great looking Menemsha...good luck with your sale!
posted 08-04-2011 10:35 AM ET (US)
I've lusted after your sweet Menemsha for years, Kevin. So here's what we'll do: I'll start towing 'Amulet' east and you head west. We'll meet in too-sunny Austin and see if we can find an unevaporated pond to sea trial one-another's craft; some money will change hands (from me to you, obviously); and we'll each head home, happy as clams in a month without the letter "R".
Here's a shot of your soon-to-be center console BW:
Best luck with the sale. If you were out here on the left coast I'd be talking seriously about a deal. What a beauty!!
posted 08-05-2011 06:57 AM ET (US)
Thanks for the compliments guys! It's nice not to have to sell the Menemsha, she's been a great ride for a while now, and if she doesn't sell, I'll be just as happy! The cockpit and windshield are really nice when the temps cool down in the fall. For me, I would like something like a classic Nauset or Eastport, on even a newer Whaler- will just have to wait and see.
Tony- I like everything you posted, except the "meet me half way" part! Drag that sweet Montauk to Atlanta, and let's work out a deal! We'll put you up out here in the country, and test ride on Lanier-still plenty of water there!-k
posted 08-05-2011 11:11 AM ET (US)
Oooh, Austin, my hometown! Lake Travis still has SOME water behind the dam in the main basin, and Lake Austin is just fine, so come on down.
Unfortunately, I don't have any money to spend on a boat right now, but just out of curiosity, what do you want for that sweet Montauk, Tony?
posted 08-06-2011 03:56 PM ET (US)
Not for sale, Poke. In the shape she's in, she's probably worth around ten grand with current relatively low hour four stroke power and decent electronics...on the west coast, that is.
posted 09-18-2011 03:58 PM ET (US)
She's still available-Need to update some incorrect info:
The E TEC is a 2009 with less than 150 hours on her, and under warranty until April 2014.-k
posted 09-18-2011 04:40 PM ET (US)
I wish I had the money for that boat, sadly paying off my student loans gets in the way. None the less I love the look of your boat.
posted 09-30-2011 09:18 AM ET (US)
My Lord! I thought this beauty, restored and perfectly repowered, would be long gone. My offer is still open, Kevin ;-)
posted 10-01-2011 08:15 AM ET (US)
Bring it on Tony! After all of your world travelling, a quick roadtrip to Atlanta should be a piece of cake! I've had a few offers, and am currently trying to work out a deal, but it's a slow process. Considering E BAY in the near future if things don't work out.-k
posted 10-04-2011 01:09 PM ET (US)
Very nice boat!
I just was onboard a Menemsha yesterday, and have a new appreciation for these little boats.
The helm & cabin are very functional for a 2 person fishing boat. The setup definitely keep you out of the elements. The guy who designed it must have been a cod fisherman & wanted a real dry/warm ride.
I always assumed it would be cramped inside, but was surprised that is not the case at all. Don't think I would have wanted to use the old-school head, but if you gotta go...
I would have loved one of these years ago when late season fishing instead of the old 17 Montauk. I had no canvas on her and there were many cold, wet afternoons.
Good luck with the sale.
posted 10-05-2011 06:43 AM ET (US)
Thanks Flippa! You're right, the head would have been quite a challenge! She's the perfect boat for trolling and cruising, dry and warm! -k
posted 10-25-2011 03:01 PM ET (US)
After a few very near misses, I decided to put her up for auction on E Bay! This is the listing for those that are interested:
We'll see what happens!-k
posted 03-09-2012 03:34 PM ET (US)
posted 03-09-2012 06:41 PM ET (US)
Congrats Kevin. I am glad you finally found a good home for the old girl
posted 03-09-2012 07:48 PM ET (US)
Somebody is very, very lucky, Kevin. What a sweety, and what a great restoration job you did. What's next in the Whaler line for you?
posted 03-10-2012 05:42 AM ET (US)
Not sure what's next-just have to wait and see! It was a long time coming, and I'm really happy with the new owners! They were very interested in all of the original parts/provenance and I know they'll treat her right!
For now I'm gonna have to bum rides with Joe- can't wait to see what that sweet Outrage will do with a new ETEC!-k
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